Friday, July 17, 2009

Magnolia-licious Edwin Blog Hop AND a Wee Touch of Jungle Safari Sweetness

Wooohoooooooo!!! Happy Friday and Welcome to the Magnolia-licious Edwin Blog hop!! Often we forget about Poor Edwin and opt to only use our Tildas -- I am guilty as well!! So for this Blog Hop the DT at Magnolia-licious wanted to emphasize the cuteness and versatility of Edwin as a motif on our cards.

I am the very beginning of the Blog Hop this time and want you to know that I am so happy you have arrived!!! I hope that you will visit the blogs of each of the very talented Design Team members and see what they have in store for you---lovely cards, sweet stuff, kind words and FUN!!! Since you have arrived at the beginning of the Hop, please make sure that you follow through until you reach the end. All Blog Hop details and information on how you can participate and win prizes are located on the Magnolia-licious HighLites blog site.


For my card I have used Jungle Edwin and Tilda and Edwin Tours bus from the Pet and Animal Collection 2009 and the Traveler Luggage from the So Heavenly, Travel and School Collection 2008 which are all available at Magnolia-licious. In addition, please note that Diana has put together some fantastic "bundles" which are Lazy Summer Days and Surf's Up which are not only absolutely precious but also the best deals in the Maggie universe!!! Please check them out...you will be so impressed with the groupings that Diana has made for you and the delightful extras that she always adds to your bundle!!!!

I used Bazzill CS for the card base, Prismatics Spring Willow Dark and SU More Mustard for matting, and DCWV Safari Chic Matstack DP, which was a special gift from the quintessentially talented Claudia Rosa. My card this time is not only for the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop but also for my DT sample card at Friday Sketchers since I am using the exciting and challenging sketch by the talented and lovely Jacqueline of the Netherlands who is this week's hostess at Friday Sketchers. Gosh! I hope when you finish with the Blog Hop that you can also go over to Friday Sketchers and see the wonderful DT sample cards and will have some time during the coming week to join us there by uploading your card using the same sketch.

On the front of the card I made the right border jungle vine of silk variegated green leaves and gold-colored Modern Romance jungle flowers, stamped Edwin 3 times(2 for the front and 1 for inside), colored with Copics, used dimensional tape for a more pronounced motif. I completed the front with pieces of silk fern, tiny and decorative nickel brads, and a framed sentiment. You will also note that I added a scrapper's floss rope to Edwin's hand because I don't know what that thing is that he is holding AND somebody has to tie the luggage on the tour bus!!! Maybe it's a machete to chop through the jungle????



For the inside of my card I used coordinating DP from the same paper stack. On the first panel I stamped and colored the tour bus with Copics three times...the first 2 I used in their entirety with dimensional tape and the third one was just the tire thingie on the back of the bus. I also used some Diamond Glaze on the windows and Spica on metal parts. I then added the leftover Edwin and put another little rope in his hand. Finally I added some more jungle foliage and tiny brads.

On the jotting panel, I stamped the Travelers Luggage twice and colored them with Copics with a touch of Spica and added them with dimensional tape. I then made a lacing treatment of loopy bradlines and scrappers floss to emphasize the luggage laced on the roof of the bus. I then added my jotting spot and placed tiny brads on all of the sharp corners on the panel. I hope you like my little Safari Boy!!!!

To thank you for your participation in our Blog Hop, I have put together with my card a matching windowed gift bag filled with Safari Spa goodies all in a yummy Chocolate Vanilla Sugar fragrance...gosh that sounds good enough to eat...lol: body butter, body wash, body lotion, body scrub, body soap, bath salt. The inspiration for the windowed gift bag comes from Jacqueline who has some lovely decorated gift bags on her site!!



If you would like to win this set, please leave a comment for me. I will draw a winner on Friday, July 24 at 8PM EST using random.org.

So after you leave your comment, continue on your merry way to see what fun and excitement Sharon has in store for you. I know you will be enthralled because Sharon is unbelievably talented and can make those Edwins almost talk to you!!! In addition she can make that Cricut apparatus (lol) chirp with the very best!!! I hope you will have a blast as you hop along with us and will also join us on this Edwin Challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites where you will get all instructions and prizes to be won!! Have a safe and fun safari!!!! I enjoyed having you drop by and hope that you will come back often...Magnolia-licious hugs and more hugs!!!

128 comments:

kuya said...

Wow, that's such an amazing card O__O I have seen it - or better the front of it - on Friday Sketchers and it just made my jaw drop (sure didn't look very graceful *lol*), but seeing the complete card is even more amazing.

I'm guilty as well. I do own some Edwins, but I never use him *blush*

The bag is also a real looker. I'll make sure to visit Jaqueline's blog I love these non-card projects just as much as cards ;o)

BA said...

wow this is abolutely gorgeous, I love your creations so much, the bag is just adorable. xoxo BA

Cheryl said...

Love your card, Jacque! It has such great safari colors! Those green leaves are a perfect accent to your wonderful coloring!

Julie said...

Cor Jacque, your card is absolutely amazing. I love everything about it. The inside is just as amazing as the front.
Julie x

Tanja said...

WOW! Sweetie that's so beautiful! I love this card! This is absolutely adorable! I love the insert of your card! Perfect job!

Have a lovely weekend, big Hugs Tanja

Moni said...

Waw so fab roject, love the images and fab job with the leaves! Have a fab weekend! Hugs, Moni

dragon said...

Wow,another fantastic creation
from you Jacqueline... He is amazing..

The bag is beautiful... and would look even better in my room ;o).... Lol..!
Carry on creating and giving us inspiration..

Lynn xx

scrapgirlmarianne said...

Wowie, it's beautifull and perfect!
Verry great job.
Have a nice weekend.

marianne

Monique said...

Wow wow wow. That's very beautifull !! I love it. You've coloured it so wonderfull !

Hugs
Monique

Janet said...

Jacque, the card is SO cute!! Love the way you colored Edwin, and the accessories you used.

Janet

KanataNewf said...

I love the card - so clever how you gave me his own little rope to carry! It's all the little touches that make this card spectacular!

Anonymous said...

A very authentic looking jungle guide you have there, Jacque! You have certainly covered all the bases on making him look like he's in the middle of a safari - gotta be an elephant hiding somewhere in the background-- probably behind all that foliage - LOL.
Another masterpiece of art from you -- can we expect anything less!!
Congrats, Lillian

Nancy said...

Oh Jacque your card is spectacular! I feel like I have been on safari. As always your card is a master piece inside and out! Love every single detail you have added! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Wow! What detail you have in this card and thank you for also putting the instructions on your blog. This card is amazing.

Sandy D.

sdul at insightbb dot com

Brocéliane said...

so so beautiful, love everything :)

Teri said...

Wow! So detailed! What a great job you did.

Love the gift too. Thanks for the chance to win.

I'm off now to enjoy the rest of the hop.

Kristen said...

WOW, your card is gorgeous an inside is as pretty as the outside, and you bag is fabulous! Wonderfully done Jackie!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh wow Jacque another totally stunning creation. I love your Edwin card and the detail on it is stunning, absolutely stunning!!!! and watch a great bag to match, a lovely prize for some lucky winner. Thank you for the chance to win. Hugs Linda x

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

AWESOME!!! This is truely a work of art from a very gifted designer!! WOWOOWOWOW!!
I love everything about this card! I really have to get some Edwins! I just can't say enough about this set! LOVE the DP!! Love all your embellies!! Love the flowers and ferns! Love the images!! Yuppers, LOVE THIS!
FAB JOB!
hugz
deb

Sandie said...

WOWWWWW!! I saw this on Friday sketchers and just had to come over to say it's FAN-TAST-IC!!! One of the best ones I've seen using this stamp! The detailing is awesome.

The added bonus for me was that I didn't know there was a blog hop going on.. woohoo!! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing set:)

scrappypug said...

wow- I am just blown away by such a gorgeous card..just amazing and the gift bag and the goodies are so yummy!

Diane said...

Hi Jacque
Your card and gift bag are fabulous - makes me want to strip off and go for a shower using that lovely shower goodies!!
Love Diane -x-

Anonymous said...

Edwin on a safari equals a winner!Great job on the papercrafting.
chrisd
cndomino@yahoo.com

Tori said...

Awe, this is so cute! Great coloring!
Tori

Debbie said...

OMG!!!!! This is fantastic!!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Wow Jacque, your work is fantastic. I love the card and gift bag. You have brought Edwin to life. I check your blog every day for inspiration. Your are truly gifted.
Joan

Summite said...

Wow and Wow again it is a very nice card.

Thank you for sharing it with us

Anonymous said...

As usual, Jacque, you created another STUNNER!
That wonderful card and gift bag is a fabulously lovely combination!!! It is in the realm of superlatives!!! What a talent!!! Love ya, Christina C.

Lilly said...

What a beautiful card!!! I am really impressed! Gorgeous!
Thanks ^^

Jenny said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! The detail is over the top! Love it (and all your other wonderful things you create)!!

Claudean said...

WOW what a awesome card, makes me want to go on a vacation. LOL Love the colors and the leaves.
Love the bag also and the goodies inside it.
I love blog hopping so off to the next one.
Great job as usual.

KarenB said...

Wowzers! I am blown away and can't wait to get to the next blog as it looks like you girls pulled out all the tricks on this one. Your card is just amazing. I have just recently started to do more than just the cover but wow, I don't think I would have been able to create anything this gorgeous! Great job! Off to hop!

Sharon Caudle said...

Holy guacamole, Jacque!!! You are the detail queen!!! You continue to constantly amaze me with your talent!! Love this Safari Edwin and all of your fabulous touches. Thanks also for all your kind words. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card! Big hugs!

Danni said...

Speechless again, I am. This is beyond amazing. And did you know that my lifetime dream is to go on an African safari? Wow..this card and gift set is something after my own heart. Wow, Jacque, you are one amazing, talented crafter! hugs!

Tracey said...

WOW! This is absolutely fabulous!!

Myrna said...

I fell in love with this set the minute I saw it. I love how you colored Edwin. Awesome card.

LEMphotography said...

This is so cute! Great card!

Lauren

Katie said...

Super card Jacque!
I especially love all those leaves!
Expertly colored as usual ;)
Simply wonderful.

mycardz said...

WOW! My jaw is on the floor! What an awesome card and gift set. I'm amazed at all the details you added to this entire project. Perfection!! :D

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, It looks like Edwin has the Jungle Fever!! How cute is your card and the gift bag!! I love the card inside and out. WOW!! All the wonderful embellishments . . . the scrappers floss, the silk leaves and yellow flowers. The scene on the inside is just wonderful!! And the gift bag is a perfect addition!!
Hugs, Suzan

ljune said...

Hi Jacque, new to your Yahoo Group and to card making.I hope that one day I can be half as good as you are.
Linda from Texas

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow wow wow Jacque, how can you come up with such an execellent
card? Your choice of DP are too perfect to use for the tropical traveling theme which really makes this an unique card. Your open window box is terrific also. I love the set!
hugs,
Cabio

Cherry said...

What a truly amazing jungle adventure you have created. The details are so stunning and Edmin looks a true hero. Everything combines to give an amazing look. It must have taken ages. Thanks for the inspiration, Jacque. XXX

Chris (catt871) said...

You NEVER cease to amaze me girl!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that card & that gift set is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I would SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO love to win that!!!!!! tee hee!!!! You are AWESOME girl...love you!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Jacque. Another stunning card. This is just amazing with the jungle vines and flowers, the perfect background dsp and the inside is adorable. What a fabulous card and awesome candy you're giving away also...

Debbie F said...

Your card is stunning, your attention to detail is amazing, I love how you decorate the inside to match too

Debs x

Anonymous said...

I REALLY like your cards yesterday i tried leaving you nother comment on another card and it didnt post dont know why?? But any how you have been one of my favorites to get inspiration from. This card says it all!!! the scene you gave it is work of art. GREAT JOB!!!
RubyM

Jenn K said...

What a great card and gift set!!

PattiM said...

Your card is awesome. Love all the detail you put into it...

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulously done Jacque--the card is just jungle-licious! I love it all and such wonderful dp to go along with adventure Edwin!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sheri said...

There he is! The super cute tour guide! OMGosh..where could I possibly begin. AMAZING! BREATHTAKING...AWE-INSPIRING!

LindaC said...

Great card...and the inside is as wonderful as the outside. You do amazing work!

Thanks for the blog candy. LindaC

Pam said...

Oh my heavens Jacque!Girl you out did yourself on this one! The details!WOOOW!!! I can not believe all of the work you put into this gorgeous card! Everything goes together so well. Beautiful card my friend!
Hugs,
Pam
http://stampinc.blogspot.com/

Marie Taylor said...

oooh I'm number 53 just my age!lol! That card is the cutest thing I've ever seen Jacque! You are one incredible talent girl!

Marie xx

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Jacque what a darling card ! I don't have any Edwin stamps guess I will have to break down and get some. You did an awesome job I sure hope I win this one
Hugs

Anonymous said...

Wow! What detail you have put into this card. Thank you for including the instructions on your blog. This card is amazing. I Have bookmarked your site for future visits.
Thanks again Noreen
myshelties2@yahoo.com

Kerry D-C said...

Another AWESOME card, Jacque!!! LOVE all the jungle leaves! Fantastic!!

Kraftyaunt said...

STUNNING! Quite a bit of detail and hard work. The outcome was gorgeous! P.S. ... I believe that might be a walking stick that Edwin is using! Taking organized family walks through the forrests and towns, called "volksmarching" is very popular in Europe. The walking stick helps with balance & support. Thanks for such inspiration.

Laurel said...

Jacque - This is just so beautiful!! I so love all of your details and your coloring as always is incredible!! It would just totally make my day if this set came to my home to stay. Hugs

Christine said...

Unbelievably WOW!!! What a fantastic group of things. Your card is colored wonderfully and has so much detail. The inside is just as gorgeous as the outside. The time and effort to do all of this must have been enormous. I love the gift bag and how you decorated it. This is one of the most stunning posts that I have ever seen. You are one amazingly talented lady, Jacque!!
xoxo, Christine

Rachel said...

This is just amazing. Unbelievable!!!

Kim Orr said...

Ohhhhhh! How cute...makes me hum *the lion sleeps tonight* LOL i just LOVVVE this card!

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh Jacque, Edwin is adorable!! I hve never done a blog hop so gonna try this one...thanks for the fun!!

Eulanda said...

This is amazing! I can't even start to imagine how many hours it takes you. Love the end result tho!!!

PBrown9624 said...

Jacque,Jacque, Jacque..you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. What a cutte cute card. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fun candy!
Pam Brown

Ann (Madge) said...

Absolutely stupendous Jacque, not even sure if that word is big enough for how brilliant this card is together with the gift set - fantastic as ever. Ann xxxx

Christine Riley said...

I would LOVE to win this set, your work is just so amazing and inspiring!
Hugs, Christine :)

Cami said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What an incredibly gorgeous set you have created here! All the fine details like Edwin's "rope" the jungle leaves, his suitcases, etc. etc. etc! These are works of art, Jacque! The gift bag is just as awesome and I would love to win this set so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed! Again, absolutely gorgeous set! Hugs, Cami

sharon said...

Well, ya did it again! Your card is fab but what I really appreciate is your ability to describe clearly what you did to create the card. AND, you make it sound like so much fun!
Luv ya
Sharon L

Crafty Feeling said...

What a fantastic card and packet I just love your creations and would like half of your talent.

I have sent a little email to you honey.

I would love to win this and give it pride of place.

Jayne
x

Jóna said...

Great card and a true safari look !
Jóna

Rosette said...

Oh My goodness!!! Oh my Goodness!!! This is super- fabulatic - jungleatic project!! I cannot decide which is the front and the inside.. as both are awesomely created!! You ROCK girl!!!!!

I "bow down" before your talent!!!

BethenyJ said...

Wow absolutely fabulous card. I love Edwin and try to incorporate him alot- not always an easy task. Most cards and things I make are for girls. Fantastic layout and design.

Linda S. said...

Wow Girl....When you make a card, you REALLY make a card!! Such talent!! I am just floored that you would go to all this work and then offer to give it away to one of your fans. I love the idea of the Edwin hop, and have enjoyed seeing all the fabulous talent. Linda S. in NE

Donna said...

What an amazing card! Edwin looks great. It must have taken you forever to get all that together. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tamara said...

Totally amazing card. I love the vines you created on your card, and on the gift package.

Abby said...

OMG I absolutely adore this set! The details are amazing. A masterpiece indeed!

Abby:)

Anonymous said...

Super job, I love the jungle theme. I happen to really like Edwin, maybe because he reminds me of a few of the men in my life, mainly my 2 adorable grandsons! Nancy Parker

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous is that??? I don't think that I would be able to part with it. Som much work went in to it! Amazing

Katie W.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a super cute card & I love the bag!
Great job, Jacque! You really do such beautiful work!
Huggies ~

Jacquie said...

Love your card, fantastic work, and I need to get some more Edwins : )

Norma said...

Jacque, I think you've outdone yourself. Good golly gee. The effect of that border of silk leaves is stunning. Love the DP's and the inside-card one with the map goes so well together with the tour bus. Totally awesome card.

Hugs.
Norma xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Jacque the inside of this card is wonderful!!! I love it! You could have made the inside the outside too! Awesome as always!

Hugs
Lena
Tackertwosome

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Wow, wow, wow, Jacque!! You have done it again. :) What an adorable set you have created with Jungle Edwin, and I love all those leaves@ :) Hugs, Kel

Judy said...

A Wonderful card that you made and a great job as ALWAYS! You're so talented and creative!

Ruth said...

Wow...............you certainly spent alot of time on him...........he's sweet

Sheri said...

Ohh my YES! This set would be great among my stamps! Thanks for the opportunity to win this set. Do you come with it for a play date?

Candy said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! - Jacque!
You have outdone yourself with this card. It is magnificent. Completely stunning and a jaw dropper for sure. I am looking forward to the hop now that I have some free time to enjoy it. Very sorry I won't be home to make a card to send in. Love your baggy - just a delightful gift for some lucky gal.
Much Love - Candy

Celine said...

What a gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and layout :)

orangedaisy said...

oh i love how the whole card draws you in and has a holiday feel to it
ev x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Incredible card Jacque, those leaves are just something else...fabulous detail! Wonderful inside too...very creative!
Have a great Saturday.
Hugs
Carole x

Jeanette said...

Holy Smokes Jacque! I thought that the card was stunning only to land here on your blog and see the inside and that bag! You are amazing my dear. Your cards are works of art!
Have a good weekend and don't forget to try and look as if you are behaving ;)
Hugs Jeanette

anni said...

Fantastic!! Thanks for the Edwin inspiration!

Laura Jean (AKA LJ) said...

Omgosh Jaque this is totally adorable, love all the details!

Handmade by Vivi said...

OMG Jacque, your card is stunning... it really looks like Edwing is in the jungle!
Thanks for the inspiration.. I'm going to blog hop now... and then I'll make my card to join the challenge!!
Hugs
Vivi

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love it! With 4 boys I am always on the lookout for male stuff. Love the giveaway idea also!!!

Tab said...

Taunting me yet again...

Elena said...

Wow! Fabulous project! Love all your detailed work and inside of the card too! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Dawn said...

Wow! I am totally impressed, I love these stamps and dream of owning some soon.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful safari card and extra's. The coloring and the embellishments are terrific! Thanks for sharing your talent. Jackie mathlady51@sbcglobal.net

Ashley Rv said...

holy smokes! this is the cutest set ever! thanks for a chance!

Lavender Rose said...

Absoulutely stunning work, so much amazing detail and perfect colouring, you are so talented, an inspiration!

Sarah said...

So much detail, in the colours and the way you have put everything together, it's gorgeous - thanks - just shows I need a lot more practice!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

You have created a one of a kind card and gift set. They are beautiful and sooo detailed. everything about it is gorgeous!!!!!!!

Hugs Tamara M

pinky said...

Wow you have put so much work into these and boy does it show! Stunning work, Edwin is certainly having a great time on his outing lol.
Pinky

Bev said...

Absolutley amazing creation sweetie - wow the detail is simply STUNNING!!! x

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Capt Bill said...

My spouse said I should do this cause she thinks I'll give the "sweet stuff" to her if I win. Wrong!

Carolyn said...

What a fantastic card.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a fantastic card! Love all the beautiful details, perfect colouring and a great layout!
You have done such a great job and all the sides of the card are just marvelous!

Take care my friend and have a wonderful day.
Big hug to you from me/Gunilla

Rosette said...

I've just sent you an e mail sweetie :)

Katarina said...

What an amazing project. It must have taken forever. It's beautiful - I'd love to win it :)
Thanks for the chance.

AnnS said...

All I can say is Wow. Beautiful card.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Happy Birthday to you my friend!
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Take care and a big hug to you from me.
/Gunilla

Terry said...

HIya Jacque, wow hun what a beautifull card you made, Its just as if you're in the jungle. wow. Thanks for sharing hugs terry

Penny said...

Wow! This card is amazing!!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! The detail on this card is AMAZING! Love it! xxD

Regina said...

Oh MY!!! It is gorgeous! that is all I know to say about it! WOW!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - and Hello from Canerra Australia!! Your card is amazing!!! It is just as amazing on the inside as it is on the outside. I love this Edwin and could not imagine him looking any better than this!!! Your gift pack is YUMBLY too! Fabulous - thank you for the opportunity to win!!! God bless you!

Dawn B. said...

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you.. Happy birthday dear friend. Happy birthday to you...Hugs from central NC...This is an amazing card. I love the inside too. You are a wonderful stamper and a huge asset to this stamping world...

Nunt said...

Oh wow, now this is what I call a Card! Wonderful use of embellishments and decorations to make the stamps pop up and in with the theme ^_^

xx,
nunt

Amy said...

All I can say is WOW!! Look at all the detail in that card. I am very glad that I found your blog....your work is awesome!!

Eve said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! Jacque your card is AWESOME!!! I'm left speechless actually..lol...it's toooo good!!! You are soooo amazignly talented...just BREATHTAKING!! Thanks for posting the instructions as well...you're so awesome!!
Big Hugs
Eve

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

WOW! I'd love to win this! Love checking all the ideas you come up with!

Jacilynn said...

How gorgeous! this is really amazing.
Hugs

Jodi said...

This is just a fabulous card and bag you made! Love your creation and all the embellies you used for it!
Hugs!
Jodi =)

Angela said...

Beautiful!! So much detail, the colours are fab, its perfect!!
Hug's Angela x

Karen Arthur said...

Wow, this is a fantastic card...your design and use of colors, papers and bling was perfect. I love this Edwin, he is so cute.
Hugs,
Karen Arthur